National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims
September 25 is the date of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims (NDRMV), designated by the U.S. Congress in 2007, to recognize the impact of homicides on surviving loved ones and communities.
The Territory is Bleeding. The U.S. Virgin Islands Need HEALING. In 2020, the U.S. Virgin Islands recorded 49 people murdered: including 27 on St. Croix, 20 on St. Thomas and two on St. John.
Every person’s death affects their loved ones and is a valuable loss of life that affects our entire community. How can we stop it? End the violence. Protect our children. Stop the flow of illegal guns into the territory. Learn about and encourage peaceful conflict resolution. Share ways for our children to form healthier relationships. Let’s make healthy community and communication a priority. Involve and listen to the community in decision-making related to firearms legislation. It may not be easy, but together we must create a safer world for us all.
If you or someone you know is in need of our free services for victims, survivors, surviving loved ones and families in need, call our main office/crisis center at 340.773.9272.
For 12 years we have commemorated NDRMV here on St. Croix, with events and activities in support of surviving loved ones, including opportunities to express their feelings and bring attention to the violence that plagues our local and global communities. The Wall of Remembrance, a visual presentation of the names of murder victims on St. Croix since 1974, is updated and featured at our events and on our Facebook and YouTube channels.
Visit our NDRMV.VI Facebook page, for more information on Day of Remembrance events on St. Croix, and to post memorials to your loved ones.